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Re: Action JA: Test HPR and report to the list.

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 08:58:10 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020607085630.01fe6e60@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: "Catherine Laws" <claws@us.ibm.com>
Cc: WAU-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

Cathy,

Do you plan to add an alert feature to HPR?

If you do not want to tell the group publicly you can just tell Ian and he 
will keep in confidential.
Ian Jacobs: ij@w3.org

Jon


At 08:32 PM 6/6/2002 -0500, Catherine Laws wrote:

>With automatic language detection, HPR first respects lang attributes based
>on its list of supported languages. HPR does not alert the user when an
>unsupported lang attribute is encountered, it just reads the page in the
>HPR installed  language.  If no lang attributes exist for an element on a
>web page, HPR determines which language  is the closest match to one of its
>supported languages.  Spanish and German are  supported along with Finnish,
>English, Italian, French, and Brazilian Portuguese.
>
>Jim, HPR assumes all ViaVoice language engines are installed for all
>supported languages. It does not detect when a language engine is removed.
>Since ViaVoice is not reading the page, this looks like an error condition
>HPR should handle. We thought ViaVoice would just ignore the language
>switch if an engine was not there and read in the last language in which it
>spoke, but I guess we missed fully checking this out. We'll look into this.
>A better test would be to go to pages that are in languages that are not
>considered supported HPR languages, like Swedish or Norwegian.
>
>Also, everytime a new page is loaded, HPR resets the current language back
>to the default language. So you should always set the default language to
>automatic language detection or the language you usually want to hear. Then
>just change the current language if you want to hear something read on the
>current page in a different language.
>
>Cathy Laws
>
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>
>Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>@w3.org on 06/06/2002 05:26:38 PM
>
>Please respond to jimallan@tsbvi.edu
>
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>To:    WAU-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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>Subject:    Action JA: Test HPR and report to the list.
>
>
>
>
>Task from UAWG teleconference, 6 Jun 2002
>
>Test HPR behavior for alerting user about unsupported language.
>Application: HPR 3.0 with Spanish Synthesizer removed
>
>Test 1
>set default language to 'auto-detect'
>set current language to 'auto-detect'
>went to an English page
>HPR read the page in English
>went to a Spanish language page
>HPR spoke the title of the page in English, but would speak nothing else on
>the page.
>it provided no indication that the language was not supported.
>
>Test 2
>set default language to 'German'
>set current language to 'auto-detect'
>went to an English page
>HPR read the page in German
>hit CTRL-O to reset language to 'auto-detect'
>HPR now reads page in English
>Went to Spanish page
>HPR reads page in German
>hit CTRL-O to reset language to 'auto-detect'
>HPR read the title in German, but does not read anything else on page.
>it provided no indication that the language was not supported.
>
>
>
>Jim Allan, Webmaster & Statewide Technical Support Specialist
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